So basically AWS is like the NYC yellow cab business.... there is a fixed fee as soon as you enter the cab, and then a variable fee (i.e. meter) for the distance you travel. So you want your planes to collect as many fixed fees as possible (frequency).

Warning, this comment may be confusing to some....

Can I make the following assumption? The ticket price for the shortest route (i.e. 100mm), would be X. The ticket price for a 200mm would be X+Y. Can I assume that X is constant and Y is a standard variable cont for distance of route?

Or does the model take into account the size of airports, popularity, etc to figure out default ticket price?